I’ve been eating the same food now for weeks. Are you sick of seeing sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, white beans, and brown rice? I’m not sick of tasting it, so get used to it! Last night’s dinner was inspired by “I still have brown rice in the cabinet” and “I just bought fresh produce”.
I started out by cooking the rice, adding white beans & coconut oil and spicing it up with cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, and lemon.
While the rice was cooking, I baked sweet potatoes, mushrooms, brussels, zucchini, and yellow squash at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. I simply sprayed them with olive oil and sprinkled on garlic and s&p.
Lastly, I decided to make a side salad. I don’t normally make salads with dinner, but I’ll tell ya, Lauren sure has me craving them when she posts her delectable salad photographs every day! I found this dressing in the fridge that I bought from Target a while ago. I love Panera’s strawberry poppy seed salad (which is only available seasonally), but I think I the main reason is because of the dressing. When I spotted it, I had to buy it!
I mixed it with fresh organic baby spinach, blackberries, sliced almonds, and asiago cheese.
Somehow, eating took away my sore throat. But only for a little while. I went to bed with it and woke up with it. I have a feeling it’s the heat and that I should whip out the humidifier to sleep tonight.
When I take a rest day, I always come back ready to run! I did a progressive long run today, starting out similar to last week’s 6 miler, but upping the ante for the second half.
I hit 7 miles a little after the 60 minute mark. I cooled down for a few minutes and did some stretching before we headed home for breakfast.
Again, same old stuff here! I did a take on Ashley’s breakfast bake. I always heat up coconut oil in the bowl and spread it around before microwaving the mixture. It helps it from sticking to the bowl.
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior protein powder
- 1T flax meal
- 2T unsweetened shredded coconut
- .5t vanilla extract
- 4T almond milk + more if necessary to spread mixture
I mashed it all up, popped it in the microwave for 3 minutes and topped it with homemade dark chocolate coconut peanut butter.
- 2T PB2 (peanut butter powder)
- 1t. Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
- 1t agave nectar
- 1T + 1t almond milk (more if you desire a runny consistency)
- 1T unsweetened shredded coconut
This might be my favorite combination so far!
So far, a great start to the morning, aside from the fact that I think the motor in my Sonicare is going. It’s moving super slow and it doesn’t feel like it is cleaning my teeth at all!
Bummer. It probably has to do with the fact that between Joe and I, it gets used at least 4 times a day! Thankfully, my wonderful mother offered to use a Best Buy gift card that she had to order me a new one from online.
- Do you tend to eat the same foods for week at a time? What is one food that you could eat every day and not get sick of? I’d have to say peanut butter, sweet potatoes, and bananas. I know, that’s 3. I cheated.